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Chlorinated water

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by onemoremile, Aug 24, 2006.


    onemoremile Active Member

    Topic says it all. Is it okay to use city tap water to water my plants?
    SaltFarm420 likes this.
    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Well-Known Member

    I use tap water all the time. I let it sit 24hrs so the chlorine can evaporate. Then you are all good.

    Most people like filtered water cause it is easier to work with. And they only want the best for their ladies.
    BustedParaphernalia likes this.
    Garden Knowm

    Garden Knowm The Love Doctor

    HI ONE!

    Don't worry so much about the chlorine,,, BUT the PPM is something that might be an issue..

    PPM from the tap should be below 200.. I have seen PPM come from the tap that was 242 in California. This water was so HARD that aeroponic and hydroponic gardens could not be grown without a filter..


    do YOU know about PH... ?
    BustedParaphernalia likes this.

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member


    I use city tap water that has a starting PPM of 500. Been using it in hydro and aero for many years.

    Chlorine and Ammonia are infused into the water, and will dissipate if let to sit for at least 24 hours. Some people say that aerating the water will speed this process.

    HTH :mrgreen:
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    Garden Knowm

    Garden Knowm The Love Doctor

    How can you be sooooooo concerned about vinegar and then use 500ppm water straight from the tap.. where do you live Afghanistan...


    500ppm.. ahahahha your killing me

    Are you reading your meter correctly.. get that thing calibrated...

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    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Hey Man,
    I'm not concerned about vinegar, it will work, temporarily. What I said was that it's a shitty thing to use for pH control. Phosphoric acid or fulvic acid are much better to use because you don't get the rebound, and the plant can use it. Even nitric acid is better than vinegar.

    Yes, San Diego's water is high in dissolved solids, but the hardness factor is not high, so it's not a problem for me. No one here even uses the hard water micro. If it was hard water, a good grower can make adjustments.

    So you have to get your meter calibrated, huh? I have 3 monitors in use, and I calibrate them regularly. When you're older, you'll be able to do it yourself, too. :bigjoint:
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    Garden Knowm

    Garden Knowm The Love Doctor

    I thought you'd be a bit more fierce..

    we're making progress.. : )

    BTW.. I am coming down to SD next week to do some filming.. wanna get a cup of coffee?

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    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Well-Known Member

    Lol. I thought he was gonna rip you a new one too. lol. I guess y'all are making progress. You both sound like smart guys. You just have different techniques.
    Btw my tap ppm is about 250-350. I havent had a problem yet.
    BubbIe Gum likes this.

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Naw, I don't drink coffee with Gnomes. You guys can't even reach the coffee table! :bigjoint:

    But we can have a bag of vapor! :mrgreen:

    Or do some tokin' and jokin'. :eyesmoke:
    BubbIe Gum and AllMeatNoPotato like this.

    vervejunkie Well-Known Member

    noob question, how do you check the ppm (i'm imagining some Radio Shack type device)? And for those who grow 3-4 plants at once, how do you manage the 24 hr water evaporation cycle, you must go through 3-4 rotating buckets of water a day if the water has to sit for 24hrs, no?


    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Well-Known Member

    Read my "basics of growing weed" in the general mj section. Should answer a lot of your questions.
    Garden Knowm

    Garden Knowm The Love Doctor


    are you growing hydroponicaly?

    if so you should pick up a PPM meter.. They are a bit pricey but I recommend getting a GREAT meter.. it will be a life long investment that will pay for itself 1000 times over..



    check this baby out.. : )

    dew-b Well-Known Member

    golden a good place to get a good cup of joe in sd is in aberden at the red rooster. its on main streetask ne 1 where it is they will tell u. happy filming. what are you going to film? the bufflo in ipswitch or the bikers in sturgis?

    420penguin Well-Known Member

    I'm on my first grow and in a pinch a few times I would run out and buy 5 gallons of Culligan from the store. I got it from the machine that's in the store. Allegedly the water is carbon filtered and reverse distilled. Which to me, meant that the chlorine would have been gone. The plants have never complained, but I just thought I'd see if anyone else has any opinions or criticisms.

    AllMeatNoPotato Well-Known Member

    personally, I love it when our moderators disagree. it shows there are different ways to accomplish the same thing.
    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Well-Known Member

    I get a kick out of watching too. :mrgreen:

    Just remember... Widow is always right. Unless Potroast says im wrong. lol.
    Garden Knowm

    Garden Knowm The Love Doctor

    there is medication that can fix that...all of it!!


    FallenHero Guest

    i got 4 flowering ladies and 4 vegging ladies and i use 4 gallon jugs and i do fine. just refill them right after use. besides i only water every 3 days at the minimum, and my planter with 4 ladies usually only gets 1 gallon of water, my vegging girls much less.

    AllMeatNoPotato Well-Known Member

    yeah man, that dude has been growing since the renaissance time period.

    Weedhound Well-Known Member

    What's with all the folks named after food around here?

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